The SDSU Department of Aerospace Engineering offers a 4-year Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. The undergraduate program in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The department also offers an M.S in Aerospace Engineering. Students in the M.S. degree program in Aerospace Engineering can choose between two areas of specialization, namely, Aerodynamics/Astronautics and Structural Mechanics.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers a doctoral degree in Engineering Science (concentration in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego.

The Ph.D. degree is awarded jointly by the two institutions.

The Aerospace Engineering Department at SDSU has 9 full time professors.
Southern California has always had a rich tradition in aerospace design and development. In fact, San Diego is the birthplace of Naval Aviation and the home to aerospace pioneers like John Montgomery and Charles Lindbergh.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Structure Dynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics & Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Advanced Guidance & Control
  • Composite Structures

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering offers:

  • Three 4-year Bachelor of Science courses - B.S. in Civil Engineering
  • B.S. in Construction Engineering and B.S. in Environmental Engineering.

The Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at San Diego State University (SDSU) offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Civil Engineering.

The areas of specializations offered are:

  • Construction Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Students can also choose a Concentration -

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Construction Engineering.

Jointly with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), the department also offers a Doctoral degree in Engineering Science and Applied Mechanics.
The Department has 5 full-time Professors. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Structures
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Engineering

List of Labs:

  • Center for Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure
  • Efficiency and Sustainability (CITIES)
  • Concrete Research Institute
  • Computational Hydraulics Virtual Lab
  • Geo-Innovations Research Lab
  • Visualab and Water Innovation and Reuse Lab.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a B.S Degree in Computer Engineering and a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. Both are 4-year degree programs.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE). Students are offered a choice between a Thesis Plan and a Project Plan.

The Department also offers :

  • A Joint Doctoral Program (JDP) in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

The Ph.D. degree is awarded jointly by the two cooperating institutions.

Another program offered in collaboration with Clairmont Graduate University is the Joint Doctoral Program of the Computational Science Research Center (CSRC). The graduates from this program receive a Ph.D. in Computational Science.

The research areas include:

  • Digital Signal and Image Processing
  • Multimedia
  • Computer Networks, Communication Systems, RF and Antennas, Computer Engineering, Digital System Design, VLSI Design, Electro-Optic System Design and Instrumentation, Control Systems, and Biomedical/ Rehabilitation Engineering.

The department has 9 full time professors.
Areas of Expertise:

  • Computers and Digital Systems
  • Software Engineering and Computer Networks
  • Electric Drive Transportation
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Electrical Devices and Instrumentation
  • Optoelectronics and Physical Electronics
  • VLSI Circuits

List of Labs: Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute.  

Mechanical Engineering

The undergraduate 4-year degree plans offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering are Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Bioengineering. In addition, the department also offers a combined (4+1) B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Bioengineering.

The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME) is a graduate degree programme offered by the department. Students can choose one among these specializations offered :

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Energy and Thermofluids
  • Materials and Mechanics

The department also offers a Master of Engineering (MEng).

The Ph.D. degree in the Department is offered jointly with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Applicants to this program are admitted to both Ph.D. programs and graduates receive separate Ph.D. degrees from both Institutions. Graduates receive Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from SDSU (San Diego State University) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UCSD or Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from SDSU and Bioengineering from UCSD.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Energy Conversion and Solar Energy
  • Multiscale Modeling of Materials & Molecular Dynamics
  • Combustion Controls
  • Bioengineering
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Control and Automation
  • Advanced Materials and Powder Processing
  • Heat Transfer and Thermal Systems

List of Labs:

  • Energy Engineering Institute.

The Department has 9 full time Professors.

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